Among the dozens of... interesting questions I was asked, one is actually currently relevant.
Ooh I wanna know what you're doing for Lent because you sent me into the slobberin fits last year when you didn't blog for like 8 months or whatever it was.
Well, Mayberry, I'm glad you asked. First, because the way you asked made me laugh hysterically, and two, because I need to lay down my ground rules.
I'm not giving up the Internet again this year, don't worry. I have an iPhone, for heaven's sake - I think it's physically impossible to have an iPhone and not use the Internet, and I don't feel a need to give it up like I did last year.
Nope, this year, I'm giving up eating out. I have been on a major bender lately - I think that I went to a restaurant every single day last week, and I'm finding myself craving fountain drinks and Chick Fil-A's chicken nuggets and McGriddles and all kinds of other nonsense. I have to break myself of this somehow, because both my wallet and my giant derriere are suffering. I think the detoxifying powers of Lent will do me good. Drew will be joining me this year, which will be a HUGE help.
So here are the rules.
1. No eating at restaurants. Fast food, dine-in, take-out, ANYTHING.
2. No drinking at restaurants. (I'm throwing this one in there because I have a habit of going to Sonic on a semi-daily basis for a Route 44 Sprite Zero with easy ice.)
3. I will accept food bought by other people. (Sometimes my mom likes bringing Popeye's over.) I will not accept food bought by other people on the condition that I will pay them back after Lent. :)
4. Restaurants are allowed on Sundays.
5. No grabbing a sandwich or whatever from the deli at the grocery store or a convenience store.
6. Drew will be given an allowance at work that if he forgets his lunch, he can buy lunch at work. I will be given no such allowance, because I'm never far enough from home that I can't run home and grab a HOT POCKET. (That one's for you, too, Mayberry.)
7. This one's not specifically related, but it's one I'm going to impose on myself. No buying cokes from the checkout lanes at the grocery stores. I would say that 95% of the time when I'm at the grocery store, I will see a Diet Dr. Pepper and jump on that sucker like white on rice. I'm pretty sure that's cost me a considerable amount of money, and that's gotta stop.
So those are the rules. What in the world will I eat?
I have been watching a lot of Ellie Krieger's show on the Food Network, Healthy Eating. Her recipes don't look like they totally suck nor do they look exorbitantly expensive, so I think I'll pick up her book at Borders at some point tomorrow.
I know I'm making the right choice. I considered just dropping fast food, but I figured I'd basically eat at Newk's every single day. God smacked me on the head and was like "stop eating out." Oh yeah.
What about y'all? Any plans for Lent? Ya ain't gotta be Catholic, ya know.
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